Turning Wishes to Santa into Reality
a means for people who “have” to become Santa for kids who have not
Santa for a Day fulfills letters to Santa from disadvantaged kids. Teaching youngsters the power of the pen… and then rewarding their efforts, by translating their wishes into reality, helping them author a different, more positive narrative about life, one sparked by optimism and the vision of a brighter future
Santa For A Day is just that: a means for people who “have” to become Santa for kids who have not. There are needy children writing letters to Santa this season, whose wishes will go unanswered – Unless you step in… And here’s how: Santa for a Day is collecting letters from nearly 2000 underprivileged kids living in Chicago. Here, on santaforday.info, you can make their dreams come true on Christmas morning – browse letters, select gifts, or simply let Santa decide – but most important is the joy you can bring, where it otherwise might not happen. We’re a non-profit, so your generosity goes straight to the children.
Programs such as Santa for a Day have the unique power to dramatically transform the arc of a young child’s personality as well as to transform the trajectory of his or her future… Whether they believe in Santa or not, God-bless all who support this wonderful and life-changing endeavor!”
“As someone devoted to making government at all levels more efficient and responsive to my constituents, I find it remarkable how a volunteer concept, like Santa for a Day, that is so elegant in its simplicity, can so quickly leverage such wide-spread, and heart-felt, joy and cheer!”
Our National Sponsors
Kids write a letter addressed to Santa. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) collects all letters. SFAD receives redacted letters with wish lists. SFAD matches the child’s gift request to available online items. Donors can read redacted letters, select gift and pay with credit card. Order is encrypted then transmitted to online retailer.
Volunteers make our work a success. We hope you will consider the many ways to give of your time: Letter writing events: assist younger children in writing their letters to Santa. Identifying gifts: Johnny wants a red fire truck, but which red fire truck is it?